New Delhi, Nov 20 (PTI) The Delhi BJP has appealed to the the Centre to extend the exemption granted to “illegal constructions” in the city till December 31, 2020 under the NCT of Delhi (Special Laws Provision) Act 2014.Also Read - Breaking News Highlights: 4 NDRF Teams Deployed in Tamil Nadu as IMD Issues Alert of Cyclonic Circulation

The Centre should also direct the Delhi government and municipal corporations to complete the process of regularization of unauthorized colonies by June 2020, Delhi BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor said. Also Read - Delhi Unlocks Further as Kejriwal Allows Academic Meets in Schools, Colleges With Restrictions | Check Guidelines

The central government should extend the exemption granted to illegal constructions under the NCT of Delhi (Special Laws Provision) Act 2014 till December 31, 2020, he said. Also Read - Coronavirus in India 26 April 2021 Highlights: Situation in India Beyond Heartbreaking, Says WHO Chief

“Neither the Arvind Kejriwal government tried to take steps to regularize the unauthorized colonies nor persuaded the Urban Development Ministry to exempt the affected people,” he said.

The rules regulating the use of land and buildings in Delhi should be amended to suit the aspirations of the people so that there are legal constructions in Delhi in the future, he added.

Kapoor has written letters to the Urban Development minister and Lt Governor of Delhi alleging that government officials were threatening the people with demolitions in January.

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